Real Sociedad and Betis want to sleep in the European area at the expense of Mallorca and Getafe


This Saturday, Real Sociedad and Betis will seek to sleep in the European zone of the LaLiga EA Sports 2023-2024 classification, taking three points in their respective duels against RCD Mallorca and Getafe, in matches corresponding to the tenth day of the domestic championship .

At the Reale Arena (2:00 p.m.), Real Sociedad receives Mallorca in a match in which Imanol Alguacil’s pupils aspire to rediscover victory after the defeat against Atlético last day and which took them away from fourth place , to which he wants to remain hooked.

To do so, the San Sebastian team will have to overcome Javier Aguirre’s team, which, despite continuing in the lower part of the standings, has gone three games without defeat. Three very valuable points for both teams with which Real would ensure that they finish the day in European positions, while the vermillions would put relegation in the balance.

The ‘txuriurdin’ team is especially strong at home. Imanol Alguacil’s men have not lost in front of their fans since February 5 and since then they have gone 16 games without losing in all competitions. Furthermore, they are the LaLiga team that scores the most goals at home (14), a sign of the great form of their attacking players, especially Take Kubo and Mikel Oyarzabal, who between them have scored 9 goals so far in the League. 5 in his last 5 games in the case of the Spanish international.

Imanol Alguacil will be missing Portuguese striker André Silva, who has barely played 31 minutes since the season began, and Scottish full-back Kieran Tierney, but he recovers Ali Cho in order to form an eleven that could have rotations for the visit to Benfica Tuesday in the Champions League and the start of a very tight schedule due to the start of the Copa del Rey.

For their part, Mallorca visits a ‘cursed’ field for them. The vermillions have been defeated in their last 11 games at Anoeta, and have not won since 2003. However, their current unbeaten streak – they have gone three games without losing – and the team’s rising performance invites Javier Aguirre’s team to be optimistic.

Despite this, Mallorca’s great task continues to be finishing the games when they are ahead on the scoreboard. In this league, the Balearic Islands have seen Girona, Barcelona, ​​Rayo Vallecano and Valencia equal or turn around a favorable score. In total, Javier Aguirre’s team has let 9 points escape after taking the lead on the scoreboard, a number of points that is hindering them in the league start

The Mexican coach will have to recover from the significant loss in the midfield of Sergi Darder, who is not expected until early November, with Omar Mascarell being his most likely replacement.


For its part, at the Coliseum (16.15), Real Betis wants to return to the path of winning away from home against a Getafe team that is showing itself to be especially strong at home to continue aspiring for European positions.

The games away from Benito Villamarín, where they only achieved victory on matchday 1, are weighing down Manuel Pellegrini’s team. Some duels in which defensive fragility has been the usual trend since the departure of Luiz Felipe and injuries are preventing the green and whites from finding solidity at the back, who have conceded a goal in 6 of their last 7 games.

Regarding the casualties section, the Chilean coach will not be able to count on one of the key players in his scheme, the Argentine midfielder Guido Rodríguez, who will be absent due to an accumulation of cards, and whose position could go to Carvalho or Guardado. Neither will Marc Bartra, injured in his Achilles tendon, nor Willian José, sent off against Alavés last matchday. The one he can count on is Luiz Henrique, who returns to the squad after missing four games due to injury.

For its part, José Bordalás’ Getafe is in the best moment since the season began with only one defeat in the last five games. Furthermore, at home they have added 8 of the 12 points they have played for, and a victory against Betis would place them in the noble zone of the classification with 13 points.

To do this, they will need the best version of Borja Mayoral, who with 4 goals and an assist is being the most decisive player for the Getafense team, who is also showing very firmness at home on a defensive level with two goals conceded.

However, the main problem that the ‘blue’ coach will have to face is the absence of two of his defensive pillars such as the Portuguese Domingos Duarte and the Togolese Djené, both of whom are suspended. The man from Alicante has two alternatives for this, introducing Alderete and Mitrovic into the eleven in their place, or opting for a defense of four, forming a double pivot in the center of the field with Maksimovic and Arambarri.


Real Sociedad – Mallorca. Figueroa Vázquez (C.Andaluz) 14.00.

Getafe – Real Betis. Soto Grado (C.Riojano) 16.15.

Seville – Real Madrid. From Burgos Bengoetxea (C.Basque) 18.30.

Celta – Atlético de Madrid. Cuadra Fernández (C. Balear) 21.00.